Evanston health officials reported four new COVID-19 cases today, down from five yesterday. The death toll in the city has remained unchanged at 117 for over a week-and-a-half.

Statewide there were 946 new cases, compared to 1,248 yesterday.

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported that 32,253 people were vaccinated yesterday. The seven day vaccination average is down by 27% from a week ago.

A total of 10.41 million vaccine doses had been administered as of yesterday, about 80% of the total 12.89 million doses distributed to the state by the federal government. The IDPH says 37.74% of state residents are now fully vaccinated. The vaccination rate is 40.02% in suburban Cook County.

Reported COVID-19 deaths in Illinois totaled six today, down from 24 the day before. The seven day average of deaths stands at 30.0, up from 26.9 a week ago.

The number of COVID-19 tests reported statewide declined sharply today, and the seven-day test count average is down from a week ago.

The IDPH reported tests of 168 Evanston residents today, compared to 598 yesterday. The IDPH found five positive cases here today. The seven-day positive rate here is essentially unchanged from a week ago.

The state now says Evanston has had a total of 4,910 cases. The city’s tally is 4,612.

COVID-19 deaths reported in Cook County since yesterday include a man in his 40s, a man in his 80s and a woman in her 90s.

As of last night, 1,512 people in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19, down 69 from the day before. Of those, 398 patients were in the ICU and 220 of those were on ventilators.

The latest COVID-19 charts for Evanston and Illinois

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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